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    Sale 2250

    The Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Greenfield Collection of Porcelain, Russian Enamels and 19th Century Decorative Art

    20 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 64

    A DRESDEN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, LEDA AND THE SWAN

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED 308 AND G, SPURIOUS IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK

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    A DRESDEN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, LEDA AND THE SWAN
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED 308 AND G, SPURIOUS IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK
    Finely painted after Michelangelo or Rubens with the disguised Zeus and Leda in an embrace
    7 x 9¾ in. (17.5 x 25 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, Italian (1475-1564)
    Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (1577-1640)

    Both Michelangelo and Rubens are known to have painted this subject circa 1530 and 1600, respectively. The artist was most likely familiar with the Rubens version in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden (gal. no. 71). Michaelangelo's painting is in collection of the National Gallery, London.